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Unread 05-18-2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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Ol Blue Build

I picked up an '88 4 door XJ in mid March as a new project. I'm just now getting to making a thread about it because I have been a bit busy lately.

The jeep was a bit rough when I got it, but still a solid base for a project. The reason I got it was because I didn't want to go too extreme on my daily driver, my 2000 XJ... and it's a 5 speed.

This is my mall-crawlin 2000




and here is the '88 when I bought it




I bought it for $500 from a 16 year old that swore it had a V6, and that the transmission needed to be replaced. Turns out all it needed was a clutch and a little wiring work here and there.

So... I started collecting parts




Stage one for this is basically a 4.5 lift, 33x12.5 tires, 3.55 axles out of a '98 and some other odds and ends.

While I was collecting parts I couldn't resist getting started on one of the other mods I had planned for the '88



I have completed the lift and axle swaps, more pics to follow.

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Unread 05-18-2009, 09:45 AM   #2
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sweet, my 2000 is the same color as yours. I like that factory tire carrier on the blue XJ
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Unread 05-18-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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Eee boy those 88 leafsprings are sagged something fierce. Or maybe it's the camera angle. Either way, I'll be checking in on this build
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Unread 06-05-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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Nice '00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 06-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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on your 00, did you trim your flares, or did you just rip off the junky stock ones and leave it at that?
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Unread 08-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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The stock flairs actually kept popping off when I was off road so I took them off. I'm still undecided on what I'm going to do about that. Hopefully, now that I've put the GC wheels I have on the 2000 everything will clear.
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Unread 08-11-2009, 02:04 PM   #7
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Heres and update on the build:




Heres both of them together:
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Unread 08-11-2009, 02:06 PM   #8
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I don't really have any plans right now for the 88 other than driving it. I'm toying with caging and chopping it this winter, but I think I'll probably do lockers and steering first. All of these things take money though so we'll see when it actually happens.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 03:32 PM   #9
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what kind of lift did u put on the blue one?
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Unread 10-07-2009, 07:13 PM   #10
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Rusty's: 4.5 Coils and full leaf spring packs.
Rough Country shocks
an adjustable track bar I had leftover from another build (maybe Rusty's)
Soft Brake lines are all aftermarket for a YJ
Axle shims I believe are from Rustys.

Mainly rustys I guess lol
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Unread 10-08-2009, 02:47 PM   #11
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hahah looks good.
really wish i could find a find like that
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Unread 10-08-2009, 03:41 PM   #12
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Those ZJ wheels look really good on the 2000. The '88 looks nice too. Wish I had two XJs
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Unread 10-08-2009, 04:08 PM   #13
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Those ZJ wheels look really good on the 2000. The '88 looks nice too. Wish I had two XJs
Thanks, I actually got those wheels from a buddy of mine a few years back. He didn't have alot of money and needed some work done on his ZJ so I traded him labor and my steelie wheels for his alloy ones. I've always really liked them with that color of XJ.
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88 XJ Blue, 4.5", 33's, Project Build Thread

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